Short Message Service (SMS) is a text messaging service component of phone, web, or mobile communication systems, using standardized communications protocols that allow the exchange of short text messages between fixed line or mobile phone devices.

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SMS Problem - Moto G update 4.4.4

A problem appeared in my Moto G after the update to 4.4.4. Hangout app stop work with SMS. Beside that I can't activate the factory SMS app. I tried to install some alternative SMS apps and all of ...
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Messaging icon in Samsung S3 always show one unread message

My Samsung S3 messaging icon always show one unread message. see attached screenshot. I have throughly checked if there are any unread messages and also restarted the phone coupe of times including ...
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How can I forward texts to my tablet and reply back?

I have a tablet running Android 4.0.1, and a cell phone running 2.2. When I'm working on my tablet, I would like to be able to see my texts and phone calls get forwarded to the tablet, which doesn't ...
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Can hangouts send text-only MMS to certain contacts?

Most of my friends and family have iPhones that are capable of receiving MMS messages. I'd like to be able to type longer messages without having them be broken up into smaller SMS messages, because ...
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My phone is sending messages to international number [duplicate]

My phone is automatically sending sms to number 6592324290 and i have been charged heavily by my service provider. I don't remember that i have installed any app which can send such sms. please advice ...
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Typing emoji in SMS limits number of characters to 70

I have HTC One X running Android 4.2.2. While typing SMSs if I put an emoji character then it sets the maximum number of characters to 70. Why?
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Messeging or Hangouts - Open Directly to List of People

When I get a notification that I've gotten a new text message, I open Messaging to look. However, it opens usually to the last person I was sending texts to, which isn't always the person that I now ...
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Idea with Samsung sending sms automatically (although no charge)

I have two samsung GT S6312 mobiles, Both have idea connection. I noticed from last few days that my both mobile send suddenly sms to some number as same time. The sms log does not shows anything and ...
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messaging push notifications won't work after 4.3 update?

I updated my Samsung galaxy s3 to 4.3 a few days ago, and ever since then, push notifications for the built in messaging app hasn't been working. My phone doesn't ring, the icon doesn't appear in the ...
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Texting with Samsung Galaxy S4

My Samsung Galaxy S4 has been saying that my text is "sending" for hours now. However, one of the recipients has responded to my text. Was not doing this earlier today
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No text message notifications on Android 4.4.2

I just upgraded my Note 2 with 4.4.2, and since then I stop receiving notifications from text messages, voice mails and emails. I do not see the LED blinking on any text messages or voice messages. ...
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How can I send my 4.4.2 device's SMS from the Web without changing the default app?

I would like to be able to send SMS from my phone via the Web. I used to use MySMS, however, since upgrading to 4.4.2, the app demands that it be the default messaging app due to messaging changes ...
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How to monitor child's SMS messages?

Is there any way to have my son's phone set to where any text message that he receives or sends comes to my phone too.
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Forwarding or syncing SMS to another Android phone

I have two Android phones and I am looking for a way to foward SMS messages to another phone and let me answer with my first number. I don't have both phones with me all the time, but still want to be ...
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Can I forward/reply calls/sms to PC?

I wonder if its possible to forward calls or sms to PC where I can then reply or at least get notified of a call/sms? For example, calls might be forwarded to Skype, isit possible?
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Setup SMS in Hangout for Samsung Duos

In Samsung Duos, the Hangout settings does not have SMS option. Could any one help for a solution to send and receive SMS through Hangout in Samsung Duos
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How to debug outgoing SMS's?

My phone isn't able to send messages any more and receives CMS error 21, which indicates that my provider is blocking them for some reason. It looks like I'm out of money, while this isn't the case, ...
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How to merge SMS threads from same contact with different numbers?

I'm looking for a way to do the following: I have a contact with 2 numbers. He sends me messages through one number and I have to reply to the other one. I want to merge the threads and have a number ...
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How do I see my sent SMS messages?

How do I see my sent SMS messages? I can search my text messages, but it's not obvious how to simply see a list of my sent messages ordered by time.
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Message Memory Full, Incoming message rejected

I got this message on my phone: Message Memory full Incoming message rejected I have deleted a lot of messages, and I have also run the memory cleaners I have on my phone. What should I ...
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What does locking an SMS message do?

I have noticed that long clicking an SMS message brings up a menu containing a "Lock message" option. What does this do? I have a Nexus S.
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Does Samsung Galaxy S II show any indication that sms sending is complete?

If I send an sms from Samsung Galaxy S II, it just shows a toast message saying Sending Message... which disappears in a few moments. Is it possible to set it to show some kind of confirmation that ...
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Sms ringtones type of file i have to use

Today i downloaded some .mp3 short files...But when i try to add them as SMS ringtones it tell me that "This is wrong type of file" In what type should i download those files so i can be able to add ...
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Can I receive / send SMS of cellphone number with a tablet using a dongle?

Can I receive / send SMS of cellphone number with an Android tablet using a dongle? Any SMS application for the Android tablet?
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How do I send SMS from PC through Android Phone or to Android Phone?

I'm looking for an app that will let me type text messages on my PC and send the SMSs directly from the PC through my phone, or save the messages to the phone for later use. I'm basically looking at ...
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Using two messaging apps on Ice Cream Sandwich?

I want to use Textra for SMS and Handcent for MMS, because they're both top in each class, respectively. I want to use Textra as if it were the only messaging app. Then when I want to send an MMS, I ...
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Can't send/receive text messages on Nexus 5

My Nexus 5 has been able to send and receive text messages perfectly fine for 6 months now but as of a day or two ago it has just hasn't been able to send or receive messages from any text messaging ...
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Hangout not sending emoji

When I send emoji through Samsung's stock messaging app it goes to anyone. But if I try to use hangout for SMS it will not send emoji to people it shows as blank. Help please.
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Galaxy S2, Hangouts app deletes incoming text messages

Incoming SMS messages tend to get deleted immediately on my Galaxy S2. The original messages app does not cause any issues, but if I turn on hangouts it goes nits. Edit: were talking about an ...
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Reflashed, kept data partition intact how do I restore my texts?

My friend has had to flash his phone but he kept the data partition intact. He uses hangouts for his SMS and for some reason, his old SMS messages in hangouts arent showing... Did they go when he ...
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How can I save and protect sexy pictures sent by my girlfriend?

I'm traveling and my GF wants to send me some racy pictures. Of course I will accept that offer, but I need to save them on my phone in a safe way. My phone uses Activesync, so it's possible for my ...
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How to turn off Viber's new SMS income message notification

I am getting double SMS notification, i.e. one from system SMS app and another one from Viber. I don't want Viber SMS notification and need to turn it off. I'm looking in Viber app's setting but I ...
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Can I install CyanoGenMod's or AOSP Messaging app on top of existing Messaging app by my vendor

I want to install default Android SMS/Messaging app by Google, or even the one that comes with CyanoGenMod Custom ROMs. They feel more native and plain, which is awesome. Can I have 2 Messaging ...
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Log or find what and which text a SMS app sent?

I did accidentially press YES to "[appname] wants to send a message to [premium-rate-number]. Do you want to allow this? [Coin Icon] This will incur additional fees. [Checkbox] Remember my selection. ...
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When sending a text message to multiple recipients, how does one see the other recipients?

I sent a text message through MightyText to 5 recipients. One of them showed me on his phone it indicates the other people the message was sent to. How is this possible? Does SMS include each ...
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How do I set a custom SMS tone for a single contact?

If it matters any I have an HTC Desire Z with the original Sense install. We have this monitoring service at work that keeps an eye on the various servers and starts frantically SMS'ing me whenever ...
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Send predefined sms/text message to group with a shortcut

I would like to install a "panic button" on my phone's home screen or lock screen that would send a predefined sms/text message to a selected group of people. I am NOT looking for a group sms app ...
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Can't receive text messages; everything else about phone works fine

Starting at exactly 3pm (EST) on Sunday two weeks in a row my phone could not receive SMS text messages. It could send SMS, send and receive calls, and send and receive MMS (mutli-media messages). I ...
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Can not send or receive a group text on my Android phone anymore

I have the LG Optimus F7, until last week everything was fine. Now no matter the SMS app I use (and I've tried with about 4 different ones now including the stock app on the phone) I can not send or ...
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How to import/ restore vmg sms backup to android?

I have got an old Samsung mobile that exports all the SMS messages in .vmg format ? How can I restore those messages on my android format ? Is there any tool to convert .vmg messages to .xml so I ...
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Is there a way to swipe to mark read?

I use the TeslaUnread plugin for Nova Launcher, which places hovering unread counts on my app icons. I also use CM10.2.1, which has the swipe preview and quick reply features. Is it possible to ...
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Disabling SMS notifications except in the top bar

Whenever I receive an SMS I have 3 on-screen notifications. How can I disable them without disabling the notification in the top bar? Text program/menu/settings/notifications/uncheck only disable ...
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Hide SMS Message in Notification bar

I am using Moto E powered by Google Android Kitkat. When i receive a SMS, i am getting notification displaying the Sender Name with the Message. I don't want the Message received to be disaplyed in ...
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How to transfer text message backup file to my Samsung Galaxy S III?

I used "SMS Backup & Restore" to create an sms.xml file with all my text messages from my old phone. My new phone, Samsung Galaxy S III, can't mount as USB mass storage, so I can't figure out how ...
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SMS backup apps, SMS Backup+, SMS Backup and Restore

I've been using SMS Backup+ and when I restore not all my messages are restored, even though I can see them there in gmail. I've used SMS Backup and Restore before but it doesn't have a feature to ...
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How to move TextSecure texts to regular Message folder?

I'm wanting to remove TextSecure from my Samsung Galaxy S3. But I'd also like to keep the messages that are in the app. Is there any way to export those messages so that they can be imported to the ...
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Export contacts/text messages in a readable format

I would like to export both my contacts and my text messages. But I would like be able to easily read the file formats that it exports to. I can export the contacts as a VCF yet when I view it there ...
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Text message with pictures: “Download” button does nothing

I have a Galaxy S2 running Android 4.0.4. When people send me text messages with a picture attached, I receive the message but it says something like this, with a "download" button: Message size: ...
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How can I send an SMS message to a group?

I want to send an SMS message to a group of people either in a contact group or maybe selected from a list of contacts. How can I do that?
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Prevent Samsung S4 Screen From Turning on Every SMS

How do you prevent the Samsung S4 screen from coming on with every SMS message that is received?